Sale Number: 920
Sale Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006
United States Rarities

Postal Stationery
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
278°   2c Red on Fawn, Cut Square (U242). 33 x 35mm, bright color on fresh paper, few paper imperfections described as "minor paper wrinkles" on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT RED ON FAWN CUT SQUARE. THIS POSTAL STATIONERY RARITY IS NOT KNOWN IN UNUSED CONDITION.

Only two used entires and perhaps three or four cut squares are recorded.

With 2003 P.S.E. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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37,500 18,500
279 c 2c Green on Amber Manila, entire (U310). Cancelled by target, "Olcott Kas. Mar. 10, 1898" circular datestamp to Chicago Ill., receiving backstamp, trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ENTIRE OF THE 2-CENT PLIMPTON ON AMBER MANILA PAPER. ONLY TWO USED ENTIRES ARE RECORDED.

Scott Catalogue lists but does not price this item as either an unused cut square or an entire. Only one unused entire (ex Lilly), and only one unused full corner are known. In addition to the two used entires, perhaps four or five used cut squares are recorded.

Ex Currie and Chassey. With 2005 A.P.S. certificate where reported as the earliest documented usage as of the certificate date. (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 5,250
280 c 2c on 2c Carmine on Amber, Die 1, Surcharge Ty. 3 (U455). Unused entire, size 13

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE POSTAL STATIONERY RARITY.

Only 28 are reported known (Image Magnifier)

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2,250 1,800
281 c 1c Black on Buff, Postal Card, Small "USPOD" in Monogram Watermark (UX4). Unused, remarkably fresh and clean

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT "KEY" UNUSED CARDS NEEDED FOR COMPLETION OF A UNITED STATES POSTAL CARD COLLECTION.

The UX4 card is rare unused without the printed address. (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 2,700
282 c 1c on 2c Red on Cream, Die II Postal Card, "1 CENT" Washington, DC Cancelling Machine Surcharge (UX31). Unused

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL POSTAL CARD ISSUES AND A "KEY" FOR COMPLETION IN THIS POPULAR COLLECTING AREA.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,500 3,750
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